Hello sugar friends!
You know that laundry that was waiting for me because I was making marshmallows? Yeah, well, I didn’t do it. I made cookies instead!
You know by now I have been extra
lazy busy this season. So lazy busy in fact, that I can’t even come up with my own original cookie idea. This one I saw on the cover of the Taste of Home Christmas Cookies magazine at the grocery store. Cuteness overcame me at the checkout line. These Santas had to be made. At my house. In my kitchen. By my hands.
The originator of this project is Mrs. Andrew Syer from Oakridge, MO. I love Mrs. Syer. Mrs. Syer rocks. Mrs. Syer is the bomb.com. Not only did she come up with an amazingly cute Santa cookie, and she made the cover of the Taste of Home magazine, but she also got me out of doing laundry. Mrs. Syer is my new BFF. Or at least she would be if she knew I existed.
ROLY POLY SANTA COOKIES:
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbs milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- red food coloring
- mini chocolate chips
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla; mix. Add flour and mix well. Remove 1 3/4 cups dough and tint red.
- Assemble Santas on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper: Roll ball of red and flatten to create body shape. Do the same with the white dough to create the head. Then add hat shape. Add shapes for arms, hands and feet.
- Insert the mini choco chips upside down for eyes and buttons.
- Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes until set but not browned.
- Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan to cool fully.
- Use royal icing to pipe fur, trim and beard; use white non pareils if desired on top of the piping.
Check out naked Santa. Here is what he looks like before baking.
On some of them I brushed the body with piping gel and sprinkled on red sanding sugar. Santa got bling!
I used a tip 2 for the clothes trims and a 14 or 16 (I can’t recall, sheesh) for his hat trim and beard. A red jimmie was used for his mouth.
Ho Ho Ho!
He’s coming! You better be good!
These were easy and fast; the kids would love to make these. Give them a try.
Now I am off to go friend Mrs. Syer on Facebook.
Merry Christmas Ya’ll!